Dr Valentina Leta
Dr Valentina Leta is a Clinical Research Fellow to Professor Chaudhuri at King’s College London and the Parkinson’s Foundation Centre of Excellence, King’s College Hospital, London. She is interested in both motor and non-motor aspects of movement disorders, with a focus on autonomic dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Her previous research was focused on biomarkers in movement disorders including the use of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
She successfully graduated in Medicine at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2013 with an awarded thesis entitled ‘Skin nerve α-synuclein deposits: a biomarker for idiopathic Parkinson disease’. She has recently completed her training as a Neurologist at the University of Milan (Italy) with the highest marks and a thesis entitled ‘Intrajejunal levodopa infusion combined with Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase inhibition: a new therapeutic strategy in advanced Parkinson’s disease’.
She is currently working as a Clinical Trials Physician at King’s College Hospital London and starting a PhD under the supervision of Professor Chaudhuri on the gastrointestinal dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Valentina is also a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (IPMDS) and one of the coordinators of the IPMDS Non-motor study group.